Oh Becky, how I missed you. Sophie Kinsella is one of my auto-buy authors and I was sad as I did not love her YA debut Finding Audrey. So, I was thrilled that her return to the Shopaholic world was great.Shopaholic to the Rescue picked right up where the previous book ended, with Becky and crew beginning a road trip to Las Vegas to hunt down her errant father. The world building was consistent (this is book eight in the series, so very little building was needed) and the pacing was a typical Becky Bloomwood go, go, go. I liked that the characters remained true to what we already know of them. Becky is flighty but kind, Luke is terse with a great heart, Suze is a bit of a mess and Becky’s parents are always striving to help others. One of the big reasons I like the Shopaholic series is that they have heart, and Shopaholic to the Rescue is no exception. These are the books I turn to when I want to laugh and just have a good time reading. Yes it was full of fluff and ridiculous situations like Becky pretending to be an avant-garde French potter, but that is the joy in this series. Fun situations with a fun cast of characters make this a great read. I will happily read any book in the Shopaholic series as long as Kinsella continues to write them.
Favorite lines – “Young lady, you must be very lucky in your friends,” he says. “Or maybe they’re lucky in you.” “I’m very lucky in my friends,” I say at once. “That’s what it is. Definitely. They’re amazing.”
Biggest cliché – It’s a Shopaholic book, so pretty much everything Becky does.